New York State Police at Oneonta hosted a ceremony Monday in remembrance of Trooper Jill Mattice on the tenth anniversary of her line of duty death.
Mattice, 31, was killed Jan. 20, 2010 when her patrol car was struck by an oncoming tractor trailer on state Route 23 in the town of Morris.
Troopers laid a wreath in Mattice’s honor during a Monday ceremony, joined by her family and friends, Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. and several deputies, and officers from the Oneonta, New Berlin and Webb police departments.
At the time of her death, Mattice served as school resource officer at the Unadilla Valley and Franklin central school districts. She became a trooper in 2003.
Mattice was the first female trooper killed in the line of duty since the agency’s inception in 1917.